Mike Tyson teaches Justin Bieber to box

London: Justin Bieber was taught to box by former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson when the pop star paid the retired sportsman a visit recently.

The 18-year-old singer put his pugilistic skills to test while visiting the retired sportsman in Las Vegas last weekend, and Tyson took to his twitter account to post pictures of the pair in action.

The 45-year-old former boxer posted an image of him, the `Boyfriend` hitmaker and director Alfredo Flores as well as another snap of the pair and RockLive CEO John Shahidi.

In a message accompanying the first picture, Tyson wrote, "Nice hanging out with @justinbieber &@alfredoflores (sic)"
Tyson also posted a YouTube video of Bieber pounding his fists into a punch bag that the boxing legend is holding, and afterwards the pair high-fived each other.

"Justin swung by my place during the weekend of the Billboard Music Awards to say hi to the family. We took him straight to garage and had him hit the bag. JB`s got the moves! (sic)" Tyson wrote in description of the clip of the duo he posted on YouTube.

News of Bieber`s boxing training comes shortly after he was accused of assaulting a photographer.

The `Never Say Never` hitmaker was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with a paparazzo, who was trying to take pictures of the pop star and his girlfriend Selena Gomez in Calabasas, California.

Police are hoping to speak to Bieber about the incident after the photographer filed a report to the police naming the singer as his attacker.